Disabled horse riders and their carers can look forward to warming up over a cup of tea after kindhearted tradespeople from Wilkinson’s Decorators and Property Maintenance installed a new kitchen at their home riding school in Normanton-on-Soar, near East Leake.
Staff from the Leicester-based company gave up their free time on to fit the donated kitchen – complete with running water – at Meadow School of Riding, which is home to the Wenlo, Ashmount and Ruddington Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) groups.
Riders, their families and carers will be able to use the new facilities before or after their riding sessions.
The new kitchen is in a building affectionately known as the noshery, which did not previously have running water.
This meant lots of trips to an outside tap across the yard.
“The new kitchen will make such a difference to all of the volunteers, riders and their families and staff,” Wenlo head coach and Meadow School of Riding proprietor Dawn Whitmore-Kirby said.
“There are some very kind people out there.
“We really can’t thank Dene, Ian, Martin and Richard enough for giving up their free time to help us.”
Wenlo RDA is now looking for volunteers to help with its next project, to lay a new footpath to improve access to the noshery.
For more information please contact Wenlo RDA on 07860 245675.